Ever since the humble beetroot juice turned out to be an indispensable dietary supplement for the elite Olympic medalists and accordingly attained the special status of superfood, the benefits of taking beet root juice became more conspicuous to the general public. Nowadays beauticians recommend to take a glass of beetroot juice daily in the morning for the glowing skin. Dietitians consider this juice as an excellent liver detox, fitness trainers suggest it for endurance. Cardiologists & pulmonologists prescribe plain beetroot juice for building robust heart & lungs. It is all owing to the availability of magic ingredient called nitrate plentifully in beetroots.
Beetroots are the rich sources of nitrates, they make nitrates from the nitrogen gas in the soil. When these nitrates are ingested into our body, they turned into nitric oxide much needed for the increased blood flow and thus improved oxygen supply to all parts of our body.
Therefore we can find a number of beetroot supplements in the market particularly targeting heart patients, athletes, and the likes as these supplements are useful to increase the blood flow & oxygen supply.
However it is better to take home-made fresh juice to reap the benefits of beet roots to the fullest as cooking them would reduce the availability of nitrates to a large extent. So I have prepared beetroot juice using the food-processor.
We can add zest to this earthy-flavored juice by adding the juices of amla, lemon, orange or any other citrus fruits. Since they all are the rich sources of vitamin C, this aids in better absorption of iron in the beet roots. We can also add a few chunks of carrot along with beet while extracting the juice to add some sweet flavor to this juice.